Recently departed 49er Running back Frank Gore says he chose to sign with the Indianapolis Colts so that he could play with quarterback Andrew Luck.
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore, a fan favorite and the franchise’s all-time leader in a number of rushing categories, has released a statement thanking the team and 49er fans for their support.
After a blur of off-season personnel changes, one NFL team is emerging as a favorite to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium – the Indianapolis Colts with new running back and former San Francisco 49er Frank Gore.
They are looking to raise funds for a billboard that would demand the resignation of CEO Jed York and bring community ownership to the 49ers.
On Sunday news broke that the longtime 49ers running back would be headed to Philadelphia on a three year deal. But as of Tuesday morning, the day NFL free agents can actually sign new deals – Gore had a new likely destination, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter.
The Coach talks about NFL free-trade talk that goes before players are signed, the trade rumors of 49er QB Colin Kaepernick, the signing of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and loss of Frank Gore.
When Frank Gore arrived the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season and there was no real reason for hope among the 49er faithful. Gore’s consistent performances provided that that hope on offense. A few years later the addition of Patrick Willis gave the defense a stout, punishing identity. The duo helped tick the win-loss record higher until Jim Harbaugh arrived to put all the pieces together. It’s clear now that any future success for the franchise will come without any of them.
According to ESPN, the Eagles will sign 49ers free agent running back Frank Gore to replace LeSean McCoy, who was traded to the Bills recently for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
The NFL free agency signing period is just under a week away, with Saturday marking the start of the negotiating window for unsigned players. By Tuesday, your favorite teams can start adding pieces to the puzzle for a run at Super Bowl 50. In San Francisco that means we’ll likely see the remaking of the 49ers accelerate as players follow coach Jim Harbaugh out of town.
The 49ers head coach is headed out of town, but the team’s heart and soul may not be far behind.